Joint San Diego ACFE/ IIA Fraud Training Workshop

January 25, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Qualcomm, Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121

Join the ACFE and Institute of Internal Auditors San Diego Chapters’ Fraud Seminar at 8:00 AM on January 25, 2017. This all-day seminar will include discussions on a variety of topics including documentation and evidence considerations for auditors and fraud examiners, how to use smartphones in investigations, what to consider when conducting investigations using email, pink collar crime versus white collar crime, how the tone at the top can affect employee behaviors.

Program Description & Learning Objectives:

Charity Fraud: When Good Causes Meet Bad Guys - Charities can bring out the best of humanity, but can also unfortunately attract scam artists, fraudsters and thieves.  This session will discuss how the federal criminal justice process can be used to root out and punish such fraudsters.  Specifically, the speaker will discuss two cases she personally prosecuted  – United States v. Judith Paixao & Kevin Lombard, 13CR3788-JM and United States v. David Hedley, 13CR1129-WQH – to explain how the fraud was perpetrated, what evidence was used to build the federal case, and illuminate the value that auditors can bring to prevent and correct fraud in non-profit organizations. After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the fraud was perpetrated based on two federal criminal prosecution case studies.
  • Learn what evidence was used to build the federal cases.
  • Understand the value that auditors and investigators can bring to prevent and correct fraud in non-profit organizations.


Smartphones the Key to Your Investigations Data - A suspect’s digital fingerprint expands to many areas. One of the most prevalent of those areas is the smartphone. These devices have become a center nexus to our lives as well as our crimes. Many examiners look to this data to not only understand their suspect, but also be able to understand and see the data flow of information through these devices.

This learning session will focus on a practical approach to collection of data from smartphones as well as other associated devices. After collections of these devices many times there can be continual pitfalls associated with finding the data, and linking it back to the case at hand. A case scenario will be part of this presentation that will be walked through looking for potential evidence. Finally a focus on the methods that should be used with adding this capability to your team, or check list for when these capabilities need to be outsourced. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of data from smartphones in an investigation
  • Learn proper capture of data from smart devices
  • Find the primary data and 3rd party data on the device.      
  • Learn methods for starting digital investigations teams or hiring consultants.
  • Walk through a case as a group with common questions and answers about the data.


Breaking Down Email Evidence in an Investigation – Many investigations into email can leave an investigator tied in knots trying to find the needle in a haystack of data. Learning how email archives structure and techniques to be able to sift through it can be key to saving time and finding what is needed in a case. This session will focus on the different email archives that are available in investigation. Both network and local email archives can contain a variety of different types of data. Review of these different archives, what should be collected, and how the data should be broken down will be reviewed.  After completing this session, participants will be able to learn:

  • Common email archive review and identification.
  • How the data is laid out for searching and inclusion and exclusion in a case.
  • Best methods for attacking the data and finding what is needed.


Catch Her If You Can – Today’s Pink Collar Criminal –There has been a rise in the number of women in the workplace who steal from their employers.  The latest FBI crime statistics show that nationwide more women were arrested for embezzlement than men.  In a 10-year period, women embezzlement arrests rose over 40% while male embezzlement arrests only rose 2%.  Women now have access to funds and are in positions where embezzlement is generally most prevalent, such as accounting, bookkeeping, and mid-level manager.  In this course you will learn:

  •       How you can identify a Pink Collar Criminal.
  •       The differences between Pink versus White Collar crime.
  •       How to investigate Pink Collar crime.
  •       How to interview a Pink Collar criminal.
  •       What “pink flags” to look for. 


Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective – Good people make bad choices and bad people make good choices. Using behavioral economics (think Dan Ariely and Richard Thaler) you will learn about:

  •       Real life examples, neuroscience and anecdotes that explain why good people make bad choices.
  •       Why tone at the top at your organization is important.
  •       How tone affects your employees' behaviors.






Field of



7:30 AM – 8:00 AM


Registration and Breakfast



8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Chapter Announcements

IIA President, Kathleen Medlin



8:10 AM – 9:00 AM

Charity Fraud: When Good Causes Meet Bad Guys

Rebecca Kanter, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Specialized Knowledge


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM





9:10 AM - 10:25 AM

Smartphones the Key to Your Investigations Data

Amber Schroader, CEO & Founder Paraben Corporation



10:25 AM – 10:35 AM





10:35 AM – 11:50 AM

Breaking Down Email Evidence in an Investigation

Amber Schroader, CEO & Founder Paraben Corporation



11:50 AM – 12:30 PM






12:30 PM – 2:10 PM


Catch Her If You Can – Today’s Pink Collar Criminal

Kelly Paxton, CFE



2:10 PM – 2:20 PM





2:20 PM – 4:00 PM


Honestly Dishonest – A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective

Kelly Paxton, CFE

Behavioral Ethics












Unemployed Members


Retired Members



Instructional delivery methods: Group-Live

Field of Study: See table above

CPE credit: 8 CPE            

Prerequisites: None

Advanced preparation: None

Program level: Basic

Course registration requirements: To register for this event, click here.



 Rebecca Kanter

Rebecca Kanter, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Rebecca Kanter is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Frauds & Special Prosecutions Section, where for over ten years she has prosecuted significant crimes including public corruption and corporate fraud.  Her collateral duties at the USAO include serving as an Ethics Advisor, the Procurement Fraud Coordinator, the Grant Fraud Point of Contact, and the Disaster Fraud Point of Contact for the Southern District of California. She is also an Adjunct Professor at USD School of Law. A graduate of UCLA School of Law, she was previously an associate at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. Rebecca is an active community volunteer, serving as director for several non-profits, including Lawyers Club of San Diego, WiLDCOAST and the UC Irvine Alumni Association. She was awarded the San Diego County Bar Association’s 2014 Award for Service by a Public Attorney and the Federal Bar Association's 2015 Elaine R. "Boots" Fisher Award for Community Service.


Amber Schroader

Amber Schroader, CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation

Throughout the past two decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email, and live monitoring services. Ms. Schroader has taught and designed the established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that have been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” as well as started the momentum and push to the “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence and the acquisition process and analysis techniques used. An accomplished curriculum developer and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.


Kelly Paxton

Kelly Paxton, CFE

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience. Ms. Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and Social Media Intelligence Analyst. Ms. Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993.  Ms. Paxton was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance.  She worked on white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases.  She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations.   Ms. Paxton has been the affiant on numerous search and seizure warrants. Ms. Paxton worked as a contract investigator for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security doing over 1000 background investigations. Ms. Paxton has worked in the public and private sector.  Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Ms. Paxton is also the proud owner of, a passion of hers about women embezzlers in the workplace.  



$120.00 Member Registration

$130.00 Non-Member Registration

$60.00 Student Registration